Greenhouse Project Engineer

  • Mac & Fulton Talent Partners
  • Berkeley, CA, USA
  • Jan 10, 2020
Full time Construction

Job Description

Our client is an established greenhouse design-build firm located in the Bay Area.  They provide support in the areas of design, equipment selection, and turn-key greenhouse structures.

 This company is currently looking for a Jr. Engineer/ Project Engineer.  This Engineer (or agricultural specialist) will support the engineering team in the areas of design, analysis, proposals, and technical support for greenhouse clients.

 Location: Berkeley, CA

 Responsibilities:

  • Consults with greenhouse companies/ clients on the design, layout, and equipment selection with the goal of producing high value crops at maximum productivity in an efficient and environmentally friendly manner.
  • Work with Systems Engineer to create mechanical drawings, construction drawings/ blueprints, and conduct other studies and analyses as it relates to greenhouse/ controlled environment systems and structures.
  • Ability to complete fluid dynamic and heat transfer/thermodynamic calculations relating to greenhouse energy balances, pump/fan sizing and general mechanical design.
  • Work with internal team and outside vendors to prepare cost estimates, proposal, project schedules, and related documents.
  • Proposes innovative solutions and strategizes with team to resolve concerns and conflicts
  • Stays current with industry trends by participating in seminars and training events and shares knowledge with team.

Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, or Biological/Agricultural Engineering from an accredited University (CEA-related curriculum strongly preferred).
  • Ability to create 2D drawings and layouts (AutoCAD).
  • Experience with CFD modeling tools a plus.
  • Able to apply theoretical knowledge to achieve cost-effective, constructible design solutions.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively; to express ideas; to share information; and to prepare clear, well-organized correspondence, reports and similar documents.
  • Strong desire to learn, while actively applying knowledge base to challenges and problems.